Of course you recycle. Empty Laughing Cow cheese wrappers totally count. And Post-Its doodled with your future last name always make the cut.
But when it comes to acquisitions, you’ll take new and shiny, thank you very much.
Coleccion Luna’s eye-catching handbags — the best of both worlds, you might say — will have you rethinking reusables completely. Each one-of-a-kind creation lived its former life as a festive shawl, skirt, or shirt worn by Guatemalan Mayans.
Embroidered necklines and other elements like painted pattern hems are reborn as vivid centerpieces for totes and shoulder bags, at once hinting at old-world jet-setting and the long-forgotten ancient communities that Coleccion Luna fair trades with year after year. Even the vibrant lining and eyelet accents are made from traditional textiles that translate perfectly this spring.
In short: Be prepared to be stopped on the street.
Whereupon you will say in good conscience, “Oh, this old thing?”
Available at Sage, 1745 Peachtree Street, Midtown (404-815-0555); 37 West Paces Ferry, Buckhead (404-233-8280). To see styles, go to coleccionluna.com.